Lotus Handcrafted Candle holder Capiz shell
This tea light holder is enterily handcrafted, making it a precious eye catcher for your home.
Diameter: 15cm height 6cm
Capiz is a flat, oyster-like shell, which occurs in large quantities in the waters around the Philippine islands. The shell is fairly round and flat. In the Spanish colonial period they were mainly used for windows in houses because of their translucent character.
To make lamps, mobiles and candlesticks, the washed shells are cut into the desired shape and possibly coloured, while retaining their transparent character. Then the shapes are connected to each other with nylon thread or by soldering.
Kinta has been working with various capiz producers at different locations (in Manila and Cebu) for years. The products in Cebu are produced by family businesses under the supervision of our local coordinator. She attaches great importance to the well-being and working conditions of the employees. Production in Manila is handled by an old family business with more than fifty employees, which works with a number of smaller cooperatives.
If necessary - in the case of laminated capiz: briefly - wash the capiz in lukewarm soapy water. Do not put in the dishwasher or microwave. Avoid scratching the surface with sharp objects.
For capiz candlesticks the safety advice for burning candles applies:
Always keep a burning candle in sight.
Do not burn a candle near anything that can catch fire.
Make sure the candlestick is stable, on a heat-resistant surface. This prevents damage to your surface and prevents glass from cracking or breaking.
Do not burn a candle completely. Extinguish the flame before it gets too close to the holder.